Skip to comments.In Support of Ann Coulter
Posted on 03/05/2007 12:51:58 AM PST by kristinn
It is with growing dismay and frustration that I am watching so many of my friends and acquaintances in the conservative community attack Ann Coulter for her comments pointing out that saying the word 'faggot' can get you sent to a rehabilitation clinic.
That she said it in the context of primping pretty boy Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards has sent conservatives to the fainting couch in an episode of 'why I never!' mass hysteria.
Ann Coulter has walked point for conservatives for almost a decade. She has been assaulted, threatened and stalked. She requires bodyguards for protection. Liberals believe they are justified in physically attacking Ann. I heard one say so at CPAC--not in response to her rehab joke, but because Ann 'insults people.'
Ann has been an early and loyal friend of Free Republic. She is one of the few prominent conservatives who regularly breaks bread with FReepers. Her friendship is now being repayed by FReepers who want her driven out of conservatism.
That so many conservatives want Ann banned from CPAC is a sad indicator of the state of conservatism. It is not Ann Coulter's fault that Republicans lost both houses of Congress. It is not Ann Coulter's fault that President Bush is not popular. Sacrificing Ann Coulter on the altar of political correctness will not win the elections of 2008 nor will it prevent conservatives from being sent to rehab for uttering politically incorrect words and ideas.
After Ann uttered the words that have given so many conservatives the vapors, the line for her booksigning at CPAC was just as long as usual. I know, I was standing in that line. If CPAC attendees were so outraged about Ann's remarks, it was not manifested there. I didn't learn about the controversy until I read about it online later that night.
I spent the next day at CPAC. Ann's remarks were not a hot topic. I know because the only time I heard it talked about was when I brought it up. Those I spoke with about it were not upset.
I do not wish to speak ill of my friends and acquaintances who are dumping on Ann, other than to express my disappointment. I do wish they'd reconsider and stop attacking a friend who has walked point for them. Liberals must be laughing themselves silly as they watch us take out someone they've been wanting to eliminate for years.
Thank you for your article, kristinn.
Until I read some of the threads bashing Ann, I didnt realize how many liberal-like ninnies and word police we have here on FR.
Give our love to Ann. We love how she fearlessly strafes the enemy. Everybody else is too cowardly and sissified to do what she does. The enemy never knows from what direction shes coming. I love her raw courage. Always full of surprises. Never a dull moment.
It seems that the conservatives that are criticizing her are focusing in on the part where she thinks Edwards is effeminate and NOT on the more important part, that if you think being a homosexual is perversion, you will be sent to rehab for your failure to conform to PC group think.
Thank you for that wonderful quote.
Ann spoke the truth when she said "you have to go into rehab if you use the word "faggot". She was referring to Actor Isaiah Washington who was ordered by his bosses into rehab after calling fellow actor T.R. Knight a "faggot". As for tying that event in with john edwards, you are right and Ann was terribly terribly wrong. As far as one cares to know, john is not a homosexual and Ann should be ashamed of herself for speaking such untruths. For that matter, nor is john edwards a girl, yet he is often referred to as the Breck Girl! And some have even taken to referring to him as Silky Pony. He's not a pony, is he? GASP! All horrible lies! The horror!
well said, kristinn!
Folks, politics is a full contact sport...so don't bring your emotions and feelings to a gun fight!
..and Bill Maher gets a giant pass for wishing Vice President Cheney had been killed.
My thoughts also.
..and Bill Maher gets a giant pass for wishing Vice President Cheney had been killed.
Bill Maher's remark was gay.
I'm sure you know that Ann and Drudge are very good friends and last night Drudge as well felt that Ann would have been better off not using CPAC to make her comments.
Most of us expect hyperbole from Ann and are hardly shocked, but that conference was meant to showcase our Presidential nominees. She forced them into an uncomfortable place.
This week, the show is getting a lot of help from conservatives, who stupidly think that shutting her up will help their image with people who think nothing of wishing the VP dead.
It's foolishness. Ann will shut up when THEY shut up, and until then, I won't criticize her.
Thanks for posting this! Republicans attacking Ann Coulter!! If only they could show the same courage(?) when when it comes to defeating the left in this country. If the liberals weren't being offended over this comment, they would be just as offended over something else.
Liberals come along with their phony manufactured outrage and Rudy McRomney and a whole host of others immediately crap their pants. Real courage! They need to take a lesson from Ann and learn how to fight back! Go ANN!!
Ditto on the Hear Hear. Ann was right. People just can't stand the unvarnished truth.
Thank you, Kristinn.
It's nice to know others remember what Ann has done for our side over the years. She has done more for conservatives than many "conservative" politicians, IMO.
The popular attack around here that Ann only cares about herself, making money, and selling her books is worthy of being spewed by the moonbats - who are known to screech same.
The liberal outrage is not so much that she used the word "faggot" but by doing so she would dare defy them and unapologetically venture into their 'politically incorrect' minefields that most others fear to tread. I guess it's gonna take a woman to take back the Party from the pansies.
And this is why they are distancing themselves. They might have to take a position and risk rehab. Sigh, no heroes here.
I love your screen name, your tagline and your comment...not necessarily in that order.
I love Ann but sometimes she tends to speak befor she thinks. I guess thats because she likes to hang out with Bill Maher.
"... but I sometimes think she goes too far."
Who gets to decide what's too far?
"What hypocrites the stupid liberals are."
The stupid ones are those who kowtow to liberals expecting to curry favor with them. Will they ever learn? How did it go for Trent Lott? Bet they love him after apologizing umpteen times!
We know how liberals will react. Our side needs to learn to tell them to shove it!
Does everyone understand that the joke played off the furor of the 'Gray's Anatomy' show? An actor on the show used the term and was sent to rehab.
I am suprised that people can't see how what she said was vulgar and inapporiate.
Ann did exactly what Whoopi Goldberg did at a Kerry fundraiser in 04.
I had no idea that so many freepers were defending Whoopi back then.
While I really don't have a problem with the word 'faggot', I think that Ann Coulter needs to be realistic in the modern world of what sort of reaction you're going to get talking like that. Is Edwards a faggot? Quite possibly, I don't know. But it really isn't such a good idea talking like that in public, because it drags conservatives down to the liberal level of name-calling.
By the same token, I have NO RESPECT for 'faggots' or their equivalents.
--AND THIS IS WHAT THEY (LIBS) WRITE ABOUT HER
p The fact that the negative publicity might hurt conservative causes is immaterial.
Hey! I Like YOU. This should be a program for Recovering Politicians.
It's unfortunate that she called him that, but I still mostly stand behind her.
Now, I know I'm going to catch as much grief as Ann did, but here goes:
I would like to be a best friend to Ann Coulter.
The typical woman will say,"Wouldn't you like to go to (popular eatery) for dinner?"
For us ignorant men, we think, "No, I'd rather just stay home after a long day"
The translation of what was just said is,"I want to go out to eat tonight!"
With Ann--what you hear is the direct truth, translator NOT NEEDED.
I support Ann 1000% and spit in the general direction of all weenies here at FR who won't do the same :)
My 56k modem never worked so hard for something so good!
Thanks for the mega-photo of Ann and Mark. Two of my favorite conservatives!
Thank you for posting it. Good luck in
Seriously, this has made front page, headline news, but something I find much more outrageous has been completely buried...
Congress-critter Barney Frank, chairman of a powerful house committee, actually made a joke on Bill Moron's so called comedy show on HBO, that it's a shame the bomb used by the terrorist was "wasted" by not killing Vice-President Cheney! Can you imagine the outcry had a republican or conservative utterred any such thing? Look at the hubbub over what Pat Robertson said about Hugo Chavez, and Robertson hasn't even run for political office in more than a decade!
You've got the chairman of House Financial Services Committee making a joke about the fact that Vice-President Cheney was almost assassinated!?!?!?! Never mind the idiot Maher publicly stated that he wished it would have succeeded: He's a "celebrity," who the hell cares what he thinks. But this is a leader of the democrat party! Where's the outrage over that? Why isn't there a call to have Frank removed, at the very least, from his chairmanship?
I'm outraged over this! Am I the only one on the face of the earth?
Well, if she gets lonely, I volunteer to cuddle up, nice and close, to Ann! :-)
Honestly, I'll try to like the Grateful Dead.
Good job, Kristinn.
Why SHOULD the libs be upset about this, anyway? Aren't we taught to tolerate homosexuals and their lifestyle? Aren't we taught to believe that this mindset is a GOOD thing, so in that case, didn't Ann pay Edward a high comment?
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The hysterical reaction on the right, sadly, is a confirmation that the left's tactics have succeeded and succeeded spectacularly.
No better confirmation may be found than the contemptible silence on the left and the mewling and feckless submission on the right to Bill Maher's truly contemptible and vile call for the assassination of Vice-President Dick Cheney, which was made contemporaneously with Coulter's comment.
Coulter's comment has the redeeming characteristic of demonstrating the hypocrisy at work here, at proving in a a particulalrly forceful way that the right has surrendered to the left's assault on language and culture.
I have lost all respect for the self-righteous "honorable" commentators on the right--Malkin, Hewitt, the crew at NRO--who have joined the left in sledghammering Coulter while effectively giving the odious Bill Maher a high-five.
You obviously have been overlooked.
Now, what flavor Kool-Aid would you like?
IOW, you don't like "uppity" women.
There are several FReepers who share your fear and deeply-rooted bias.
You don't believe that there should be political fallout over a joke by a congressional leader who mused about a wasted bomb in a failed assassination attempt? And, as was pointed out to me in a different thread, still took 24 lives?
I'm still outraged, and will continue to be so.
IMO, John Edwards IS kind of faggy...in his manner and speech even though he's not a homosexual. So Ann pointed it out to be able to make a crack about the thought and language police of the left who feel that any time someone says (or thinks or does) something they deem verboten, an announcement of a trip to "rehab" is all it takes to "fix" the problem. It's ridiculous!
"However, I think it was a pretty nasty thing to say about anyone, even a liberal."
Well, that's where we disagree. To me, there is NOTHING too nasty to say about them. They are irrational, hypocritical, dangerous examples of non-thinking idiocy who want to destroy everything our country and our culture ever stood for, while rooting for our enemies to win the war on terror, so they can get "revenge" on George Bush... for winning the Presidency (!).
And we're supposed to feel BAD because Ann Coulter calls one of them (gasp)... a NAME? Oooohhhh. We wouldn't want to hurt their little feelings, would we? After all, that makes US look... um, MEAN!
Meanwhile, it's OK that Edwards ancestors owned slaves!!!!!!
John Edwards is a homosexual?!